Sunday, June 21, 2015

Ebey National Historical Reserve

A couple of days ago, we decided to check out Ebey National Historical Reserve.  Much of the middle area of Whidbey Island is part of the Reserve.  It has much history in its past. Isaac Ebey first settled here in the 1850's.

The location we visited featured a one mile trail that overlooked an impressive and beautiful prairie. Ebey's Prairie is one mile-long and remains relatively unchanged since the 1850's.

This prairie was used by Native Americans going back to the 1800's.




The wind was blowing the wheat to and fro, a soft rhythm of swaying to its own music.



As we walked we encountered honey bees (yay!), ladybugs, flowers, berries, and the ever-present stinging nettle (not our friend!).







The trail took us out to a point where we could see the Admiralty inlet and the Olympic mountains.  Gorgeous!


Our friend Jenn will be back soon and we will need to look for another campsite, hopefully free.  A small campground in Greenbank, here on Whidbey, has a small number of sites, so we may try for that.  Greenbank is in the southern part of the island and we haven't explored there yet.  If no sites are available, we will leave Whidbey and continue on new adventures!